Single-Gender Education: Is it Beneficial to Society?
Watts, Claudius E. III
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This speech, delivered before the Presbyterian Men of the First and Providence Churches at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, states the case for single-gender education, arguing that it is not only beneficial, but desperately needed in today's society. Claudius Watts explains that men and women have different needs, different desires, and most importantly, different responses to the environments in which they learn and develop. He argues that The Citadel's program is one specifically designed for training and educating young males to become young men, and that it is exceedingly successful in doing so. Finally, he asserts that equality in South Carolina's system of higher education can be maintained, and in fact enhanced, through single-gender programs.